Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels Blue Mountains

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Darley's Restaurant at Lilianfels - Katoomba's signature fine dining Blue Mountains restaurant. With views across the historic formal English gardens and the escarpment of Jamison Valley in the background, Darley’s Restaurant is renowned for Blue Mountains fresh, local and regional produce, fine wines and innovative cuisine.

Darley's offers modern Australian cuisine served as a la carte or degustation menus with specially selected local and imported wines.

Darley’s is a multi-award winning Hatted restaurant inducted in the Australian Hotels Association hall of fame for best regional restaurant in 2010 and more recently won the Tourism Accommodation Association NSW awards for excellence regional restaurant.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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4.1
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1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb in every way. The best restaurant we have ever experienced. Made our birthdays extra special. Would highly recommend for that special occasion with a great ambiance and marvellous service.

A
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Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect evening.
We were celebrating our engagement and the staff were fantastic and gave us a lovely warm welcome and complimentary champagne to celebrate.
In particular Ashe was outstanding and provided the best table service we have ever witnessed.
The food was spectacular and the wine list amazing.
We will make a point of coming back every year to mark this anniversary.

OT
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall the food just didn't have thst WOW factor.
Overpriced and not the quality I expect for a fine dining experience.
The service was however very good.

OT
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best fine dining experiences I can recall. The food was delicious, creative and perfectly presented without being fussy and pretentious.

OT
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Was a very special evening for my birthday. I feel as though nothing would have been too much to ask of the staff. Wonderful restaurant for a special occasion.

OT
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing. The food is exceptional and the service is first class. This is the restaurant you go to for a special occasion. We’ve been here twice - once for our engagement and last night for our anniversary. The ambiance is perfect for an intimate dinner. The noise level is low to moderate - it never gets loud

OT
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food with complex and delicious flavours, beautifully presented, the wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Loved it.

OT
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The experience was not special and the price didn't warrant the food we received

m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Any of these words will do - Excellent - Superb- Terrific - Remarkable - Delicious - Creative - Incomparable - basically the best there is!

OT
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful location. Service was friendly and helpful and made a great night amazing by seating us in a private room for dessert. Couldn’t fault a thing about the whole experience.

OT
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Darleys is a beautiful restaurant for a special evening of any occasion, the staff are friendly and ensure that your dining experience is exceptional. The luxury feel of Darleys is lovely, the pace of the dinner is not rushed and the courses arrive at the right time. The matched wines were lovely.

OT
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambience, service and the food! All top notch, highly recommended.

OT
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose Darley's for a special birthday. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, it was a perfect evening. The service was friendly and attentive. We were never rushed and were given a lovely room for our last course with a greeting from the chef. I felt very special throughout the meal. I enjoyed every course & found the menu varied but cohesive. Just superb.

OT
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent all round, lived up to its reputation.

OT
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gréât food great wines great setting . We had the best table by the fire in winter hard to beat.
Staff were lovely . Nil complaints

OT
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Darley’s was Better than a Michelin restaurant we went to in Lyon recently. The food was glorious and interesting. The waiter Paolo was brilliant. Roy the chef even came out to say hello. The only thing we would change would be the choice of wines. They just didn’t really appeal to us but that is a personal preference.

OT
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute perfection from start to finish. The food was delicious and the wine pairings were spot on! The staff were knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive and having the head chef visit every table to check in was a nice touch.
I absolutely could not fault this restaurant. The place is absolutely stunning! I will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family and I look forward to coming back!

OT
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attending Darley’s Restaurant is a very memorable and unique experience:

Dining in elegant antiquity upon
exquisite cuisine
brings the deepest possible pleasure

This is an absolute MUST DO, at least once, in your life.

OT
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for our anniversary dinner. Beautiful food, elegant decor, excellent service.

OT
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary here and they whole team truly made it special. The ambient lighting, beautiful food and matching wines and great staff. It was so nice the Chef Roy came out and introduced himself. Such a nice personal touch.

OT
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Watching the sun set from our window seat was incredible. The small glitch with the ordering was quickly remedied and a complimentary dessert wine offered. The food was very good and we enjoyed all courses but if I had a choice, I would prefer to eat a la Carte so I can choose what I want and how much I want to eat. This would make the dining experience at Darley seven better.

OT
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Obsolutely magnificent experience at Darley worth every penny spent

OT
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had the vegan degustation 7 course menu. An excellent meal given the limitations that a vegan regime presents. Outstanding dishes were:
* Asparagus, braised morel, grapefruit, hazelnut
* Texture of Cauliflower, raisin walnut, parsley
* Glazed and Grilled Eggplant
* Coconut gelato, fennel salad, preserved lemon

Ambience a continuing delight coupled with extraordinary service - a restaurant to visit again and again!!

OT
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very memorable evening; outstanding food, great ambiance, and we were superbly looked after by Ashe. We look forward to the chance to return.

OT
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was superb but had to have set menu 5 course. Portion sizes small but adequate. Quite pricey for 2 people. Wine price over the top. Bought the paring recommendation thinking it was $60 but it was actually p/p. Cost us $120 for 3 glasses each. Would have been better buying the bottle at $60. Live and learn. Staff were fantastic and made our night.

OT
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. Degustation menu is great - although may not suit some.

But this is high end dining in the Blue Mountains.

OT
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

If you’re prepared to spend a pretty penny I.e. $250 for 2 people (main, dessert and a couple of drinks) than Darley’s is a lovely spot with beautiful views of the garden outside. Pauric our primary server was wonderful to deal with, and the other servers were pretty good too. We had a lovely time, but the pricing was quite vague on the menus so our bill surprised us a little.

OT
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and incredible service. The food is creative but generous and delicious. The staff go above and beyond, making it a really enjoyable experience. Thanks!

OT
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic - this is our favourite place in the mountains for a fine dining experience
worth the money everything was perfect.

we will return !

OT
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we allied in the door the atmosphere was warm & friendly! The friendliness & professsionalism if the staff was exceptional
Each course was served within a timeframe that was just right, and the quality of the food lest us lost for words
A massive thank you to Darleys for making my partners birthday dinner amazing
We can't wait to come back

OT
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and service!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous location w lovely staff and great menu and food!

OT
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We have been to Darleys many times in the past and the food has always been a taste sensation. On this occasion we did not get that, The food was still nice but certainly not up to the standard we have had. Maybe the chef has changed but it was a little disappointing considering we brought our friends along on this occasion.

OT
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE had a fantastic night, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was magical until another guest took a call on his mobile and continued to discuss the organisation of a conference in a very load and annoying tone, it was unfortunate that the waiter did not ask him to take his call outside!

OT
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service

OT
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and service. One of the best food experiences ever!!! Thank you all.

OT
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal

OT
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service were exceptional. The quality and flavour of our selections was just simply perfect! It has got to be one of the best all round dinning experiences we have ever had, from entre to dessert !!

OT
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and surroundings but charging extra for sides is a bit rich

OT
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! We had the most wonderful meal and the food was perfectly complemented by the exceptional service. Everything about Darleys exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!